The Bakersfield College Men's Soccer Team (2-9-3, 0-3) let mistakes and turnovers get between them and a positive outcome as they lost to College of the Canyons (5-9-1, 1-2) 3-1 in Valencia Tuesday evening.
BC fell behind 1-0 on a penalty in the first half, but stayed competitive and aggressive, outshooting Canyons by half a dozen over the course of the game.
Canyons struck first in the second half on a missplayed ball close to goal, to fall behind 2-0.
Playing to at least tie Canyons, BC fought off attacks before seeing Josue Cartagena score an unassisted goal that 'Gade keeper Frank Arreola had no play on.
"That was just a great shot," Head Coach Vayron Martinez said, "Players make plays. But it didn't have to be the difference-maker if we don't make earlier mistakes in the match."
BC hosts Glendale this Friday, October 21st in Memorial Stadium at 7p.